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diversiTECH Hiring Fair

Chicago, IL • August 15, 2018

Now is the time to explore new job opportunities. It's the third annual Hiring Fair with technology-focused, web- or mobile-based companies.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT

Chicago Connectory
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, #570
Chicago, IL 60654

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Clear your calendar! Now is the time to explore new job opportunities through our employers. The Chicago chapter of is organizing its third annual diversiTECH Hiring Fair with technology-focused, web- or mobile-based companies. They support all underrepresented groups who want to transition into or are currently working in tech fields. Connect with thought leaders & innovators in these fields and network with your peers too. Our Hiring Fair features include:

  • Upload your resume in advance for employer matching
  • Pre-scheduled on-site interviews
  • Resume critiques
  • Startups

Keynote Speaker

Kim Holmes, System Director/Innovation & Partnerships, Discover Financial Services

Let’s Talk Tech! Presented by Discover Financial Services

2:30, 3:30 & 4:00 PM - Shannon Good, Product Owner

Science Hub Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

2:00 PM - Nicole Lynn Walker, Sr. Director, Innovation Incubator Leader

2:30 PM - Cate Koziol, Project Coordinator

3:00 PM - Claudette Henderson, Medical Management Specialist I
3:30 PM - Karla Hudson, Medical Director I

4:30 PM - Sandra Hackelberg, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University (NUPF)

5:00 PM - Kristen Gates, Clinical Program Manager, Cigna

5:30 PM - Marie Macaisa, UX Solutions Consultant

Founder Hub

Tech Careers Panelists:

Christopher Thomas, Sr. Tech Search Consultant, Advanced Resources

Joaquin Barry, Sr. Account Mgr, IT Sector Center/National Able

Lateefah Stanford, Senior Scientist, BP

Ashley Purdy, Data Science Career Advisor, Metis

Khyati Shah, Senior .NET Developer, Morningstar

Bruce Montgomery, CEO, Montgomery & CO, Tech Access TV and Operation Hope

Zachary Watts, Sr. Backend Engineer, projekt202 Chicago


Andre Sugai, Director of Technology, projekt202 Chicago

“How to Prepare for a Tech Interview”

Closing Remarks - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Jim Petrassi, DSVP Chief Technology Officer

Karl Baltes, VP Divisional Tech Officer

Cost:  Free to attend


Would you like to Volunteer?

Contact La'Shon Anthony at with your interest or schedule a call at



Discover Financial Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Trunk Club, and Bosch.


Discover Financial Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Trunk Club, Bosch, UI Labs, The Nerdery, 8th Light, and Pie for Providers.


The Difference Engine, Society of Women Engineers-Chicago, and National Able (IT Sector Center).

HOSTS:  Bosch and Chicago Connectory


Illinois Technology Association, Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, MATTER, and the Illinois Technology & Science Council.

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